[ovs-discuss] Controller recognizes bridges as hosts!!!

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Mar 19 00:31:41 UTC 2018

On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 08:11:48PM -0400, Sh j wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I configured two OVSs as follows,
> OVS1(eth0) ------- (eth0)OVS2
> ovs-vsctl add-br brx
> ovs-vsctl add-port brx ethx
> ip addr flush dev ethx
> ip addr add 10.0.0.x/16 dev brx
> ip link set brx up
> Then I set them to connect to a controller as follows,
> ovs-vsctl set-controller brx tcp:....
> When I check the discovered topology in the controller, 10.0.0.X addresses
> are recognized as hosts connected to OVSs and the MAC address of the OVSs
> are considered as MAC address for hosts.
> However, in this case, I do not want to have any hosts, I just want to
> configure OVSs to see how they can forward packets between themselves.
> Could you help me with this issue?

If you don't want the bridges to have IP addresses, then don't assign
them any.

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